Go back a few months Portugal was as much in the News as Greece and Spain.Move forward to the present and one hears nothing at all about Portugal.Why is that.The Greeks and Spanish are still hitting the headline News.
I am not totally sure why this is the case but what we can all see is the Portuguese seem to be taking the "austerity measures,with bearly a whisper.
There were troubles over the road tolls but these seemed to be more individual incidents! Rather than any sort of "united front".
I think the Portuguese are a fairly private race and not much inclined to band together and protest.Lets be honest even their military coups of the past have been bloodless.The attitude about everything seems to be.I will do it tomorrow. Nothing wrong with that mind!They are not easily going to be pushed into the stress ridden,rush,so many other peoples are forced into.I am sure their health is much better for being so laid back.
You can see the Greeks and the Spanish out in the streets,literally raging against their EU masters.Not the Portuguese way! Is it? They just let it roll on by.I wonder if it is to do with their geographical location,that they are so unconcerned.They are right on the edge of Europe buffered from the New World by the mighty Atlantic Ocean.The other side is buffered from the rest of Europe by a huge Spain.On top of this they are in the most so economically poor that they face no threat from anybody.Neither economic or military.They just do not need to worry and THEY DONT'T!
fAIR PLAY TO THEM ALL,SAY I.
Somehow I know whatever happens to all other Europeans,the Portuguese will remain,Unconcerned.Their pockets picked clean my Brussels and the EU but not too bothered."Let them get on with it seems to be the motto and they will do what has to be done,when they get around to it!
A big reason why the British are going abroad this year is that the Great British Pound has risen a little against the Euro.Thus offering them more spending money in European Union Countries.
It is a weird situation which has seen a currency which has been inherently week since its inception,climb from 2 euros to the GPB to very near parity a year or so ago.That is incredible by any stretch of the imagination.If Europe had done something amazing economy wise I suppose it could just be possible but remember the Euro remained strong whilst it was drawing in all the poor European countries.This was something we did not understand untill this business of plunging these poor countries into ULTR MASSIVE debts.Debts whish are just impossible anywhere but inside the money grabbing European Union.Now with austerity measures,higher taxation and mega expensive loan repayments,to ? Who else but Brussels! WE CAN SEE THE EVIL INTENT TOWARDS THESE POOR COUNTRIES,by our European masters..Algarve Holiday News
As we own apartments in the Algarve,which we rent out.We have a unique view on how the economy has affected those who prefer to book their own private holiday,rather than using booking agencies.
Last year was very bad for these private holidaymakers.We found a massive,almost blanket drop off in those seeking to book private accommodation.The British seemed the most highly affected.However we did notice a quite noted pick up in trade in the cheaper and quieter september and october period.It was as if people were refusingto go without ant holiday.They could not afford high season holidays but by "hook or by crook",no economy was stopping them altogether.
We expected to see the same pattern this year but surprisingly,people have 'bucked the trend" and have returned to the private holidays 'big time".
It has turned out to be our best year ever.
We think tese people may have tried other maybe cheaper options (orvwhat they perceived might be cheaper) holidays and found it worked out more expensive.Or just did not enjoy,either staying at home in their own countries.Or being herded in less private holidays,with other people.
After all if you are a private person,nothing else will do and staying in your own country,usuallyturns out dull and more expensive.
People soon see through "false economies" and are not going to have their once a year holiday "reward for working hard",taken away for any reason and I say "good on 'em"!Algarve Holidays
How have all the EU economic "shenanigans" affected the tourist based economy of the Algarve region of Portugal.p>Well it appears the number of visitors might have actually increased but adversely,these visitors have less money to spend.So overall it seems that down at the grass roots level of the economy (ie shops,hotels,hire compaies etc,etc) that the pinch has really been felt..It had been noticeable after Portugal entered the EU,that the number of visitors and property owners increased.However none of the new visitors were spending much money.This was perhaps noticed most from the English,who no longer had money in their pockets.Hence the rise and rise of budget airlines and the cost of renting cars,or hotel rooms plummeting.At the grass roots of the economy,Portugal was hurting badly.Of course if the roots hurt,it does not take long for the pain to be felt in the "greedy upper echelons".Those upper echelons ,read Politicians,who can do nothing for themselves but who cost the EU MORE AND MORE BY THE DAY..It seems to be beyond them to realise that if yiou keep removing money from the pockets of the worker ants,the whole nest will eventually collapse.
The Portuguese economy and in paticular the tourist side is hurting very badly indeed.Just take a look at the cost of a hotel room and the decine in standards in those hotels.Or look at the silly amounts you can rent a car for.The EU FRANTICALLY LOOKS FOR NEW WAYS TO FEED ITS EVER COSTLY AND INCREASING ARMY OF POLITICIANS.For the latest,read AUSTERITY.That word really means,reduce services and tax the poor,more and then give the money to us,the "politicians"
WARNING.There are only so many times you can visit the well,or remember the "old one",about the "goose and the golden egg".These old adages have never been more relevant than in these times of the "rise and rise" of the European Political Class.Which means the EU of course.
They themselves cannot face up to these economic facts,they do not even want to think,what comes for them after the "demise' of the EUSDM..THE "NEWS" IS BITTER!
Is it Legal or right
We need to clear somehtnig up for Portuguese readers.In England it is against the law to leave children under a certain age not attended by an adult.However we have had undeniable evidence that as far as the British Government is concerned there is one law for the privileged and professional classes and another for the working sclasses.If a normal Brit' left their children unattended by an adult and anything happened to one or any of them.Then they would face legal action and there would be no ifs or buts,because the "Law has been broken.
So where does the British government get the idea that they could step in and declare a no fault and leave off policy,when professional people have blatantly done wrong? It stinks!
Most of us Brits' are outraged when our government does something like this but nobody knows when the press in Britain get gagged as well.One thing we all know,without question is this.Decent law abiding people will always and without fail,blame themselves when another person has suffered,due to their actions.Most of us know that it is only right and honest to look up and say."I did wrong and if I had not done that then that person would never have suffered.We would say "It was our fault" and we will never forgive ourselves".
We British have an inherent distrust and dislike of people who will never ever look up and say."I am so sorry,I blame myself for what happened".When anybody is incapable of doing this we always start asking ourselves WHY!
So to the Portuguese people who do not understand.News is!!That is the truth of how normal British people feel and you sometimes might not be able to see that.Especially when our press has been "gagged"!
Portugal in Or Out
All you will ever hear on the TV is that all of us are so much better off inside the EU.This is because politicians control what we see and hear on the News channels.They have complete control of all the News Media.A classic example,all my working life I used to have an alarm go off at 6pm and the radio would come on with the news.I used to hear some real eye-opening News on that early report.On my travels during the day I would listen to the news as I went between jobs.Those pieces of news I had heard would be gone,never to be heard again.I guess the people who monitored the media and filtered out things not for common consumption,just could not get up early enough to prevent me hearing them.
Now as a 57 year old with a severe injury ,I cannot sleep and listen to the news channels at all "Unholy" hours.The same thing is still going on.Articles of news get filtered out after 6 am.All I can say is if our governments and politicians were genuine and honest,they would not need to resort to selective juggling with the news media.
No ordinary person in their right mind wants to stay in the EU, it just daily removes more money from our pockets.It will never change because it is a monster out of control.It needs more money daily to "feed its ever fatter face".Politicians have no skills,no experience in thrift or self control.All they know is that there is a "well" called,"The Public Purse" and they do not stop to worry or care about the dropping level of the "Public Purse" or the pain of the poorer levels of said purse.Of course even though we are apparently totally "Skint",they can still find tax cuts for "The Rich".I have never heard a more pathetic excuse about reducing tax bringing in more taxation.It is rubbish!If people are of a mind to invest in business,they will do it,regardless of the tax rate.They are doing it for their own reasons.You are not going to hear a stampede of entrepreneurs,shouting,"whoopee!!! five percent less tax.....Now I can really make some money!"
Possibly that might happen if they released the constraints strangling enterprise and reduced tax down to 20 percent.Free enterprise might just take hold then!
Visit The Algarve
Why should you visit the Algarve? Well the main reason for me is the climate.Not just the 3000 hours of "stonking" sunshine,it gets on average but the fresh soft healing air.Being on the southerly most point of Europe facing right onto the blue Atlantic Ocean waters its air never gets stale as can happen in some other hot countries.There is nearly always a refreshing breeze to be found.
Tha Algarve people are friendly and well suited to the tourist industry,with their laid back attitudes.What is more they are very good at it!
The architecture is very warming and full of character with the traditional whitewashed villages with bright blue highlights,they are so distinctive and look so clean from a distance.Then there is the Moorish architecture which seems to sit well with the traditional houses.
News worthy are the three distinct regions,east,west and central Algarve.All have something different to offer the tourist.All different in what they can offer the holiday maker but all easily visited.Whichever region you choose for your vacation,you can get from one end of the Algarve to the other in around two hours.
Just to end this article the Algarve beaches are as good as any in the world and nearly all are kept to blue flag status.With the white to golden sands and the refreshing bright blue Atlantic waters,they are very desirable indeed.
Politicians Why Do They Cost So MuchThere are numerous reasons why costs keep spiralling mostly due to Politicians.
Firstly the leaders of the EU and leaders of individual countries are financed into office by Big Business and groups such as Gays (Tony Blair).All these financiers want big things in return for the backing they gave these leaders.
These leaders want to be insulated more and more from public opinion and believe they are doing what the public wants.So the layers of Politicians keeps growing,as do their ranks.The most recent layer being all the regional assemblies.These things keep adding exponentially to the tax bills of countries and the EU.
Next the nature of people who choose politics is such that they will do nothing for themseves.They do not know one end of a broom from another,or one end of a shovel from the other.Getting their hands dirty is just not in their remit.Therefore every dot,every nail,every leak or blocked toilet costs money.When you consider their vast ranks the daily costs of this are astronomical.
News.Their expense accounts are obscene,they get everything on expenses even their clothes.Not cheap clothes like workmen,who get a paltry annual sum for clothing that really does get ruined by the work.News.The only part of a politicians clothing which gets worn out is the area adjacent to their backsides.Can you imagine what this costs us.News.Then they get rents and mortgages paid.Who else gets this as tax free expenses.
I only scratch the surface of why politicians cost so much but you get the drift and can add your own.
EUROPEAN TAXATION NewsThe poorer people of Portugal are suffering badly from the so called austerity measures imposed on them by the greedy European political machine!Portugal is a little like England in that they just take it on the chin and do not complain much.
It is a good job that not everybody is so quiet and laid back.It needs somebody to make life difficult for the "European Self Devouring Monster!!News we welcome the courage of the Greeks and Spanish and all others who at least make their feelings known and get out and Protest.
One day I believe that the sheer greed of the EU will bring about its own demise.It is never satisfied,forever needing more money and raising taxes.Fortunately for the ordinary people of Europe it is bound to self destruct,it has lost all control of itself and of course the pockets of the people of Europe are not bottomless.This is not new News!
Read lower down the page and you will see that I stated that this was the very reason they wanted the poor countries outside of Europe to join the EU.So they could push them into so called debt and then pick their pockets.It was the only way they could increase revenue.Those pockets are nearly empty.News.There are a few poor countries like Italy whose pockets they are setting up,for emptying.The "well will run dry".That is the only consolation any of us in Europe have at the moment!
The New Toll Road Scam
The new toll road through the Algarve is causing more and more anger.The natives have shown their anger very vehemently! We now hear of tourists falling foul of the system.
It seems when leaving the airport,that signs direct people onto this toll road.Once you have been on this road you have to go to a Post Office and pay via your credit card.People have told us of ques of up to an hour because of irate travellers in the ques. It seems if the person who had the hire car before you did not pay you have to pay their fine.This is nothing short of theft and corruption.Because everybody who hires a car has to give their credit card details the authorities get their details from the hire company and charge the owners card for the fee plus a large fine for not paying.This is definitely big brother tactics but to charge people for others debts is criminal.This must be sorted out and anybody who suffers like this should report it to there countries embassy at the very least.
It has also come to light that the European Self Devouring Monster has declared that since it paid for the road it must have all the fees collected from it.When you consider the amount of taxation all motorists pay anyway it is nothing short of extortion to charge road tolls as well.I am afraid this is all part of a monster which is forever needing to find more and more and more money to keep feeding its fat faced politicians and keeping them in ever more luxury.This quest for more money will never end!
Lets Talk Algarve News
Despite all the bad News and gloom over the economy the Algarve has plenty to be proud of and to look forward to.The Algarve continuously wins awards for high standards of tourism,which is a credit to the indigenous population.The Algarve will always be one of the most visited places on earth and not just because of its glorious weather and well known air.The golf is second to none as is watersports and many other sports and holiday activities.
Now we here about the international motor racing track being worldclass.This along with many other benefits can only be good News for the regions future.Tourism in the region is going to grow and grow,ensuring plenty of jobs (albeit low paying but with good perks).The people of the Algarve need not fear the future,they are doing things right and investing in the future.It is a good News story that I will always promote!Keep it up people of the Algarve and keep being amongst the best tourist hosts in the world.If not "The Best".The News is good despite the best efforts of Europe and its greedy politicians.
Being in EuropePoor old Portugal,the people thought they saw the Spanish doing nicely from being in Europe.They did not see the troubles bubbling under the surface.Troubles which would send Spain into massive problems.
So the Portuguesae were conned into thinking Europe would be good for them.When Portugal entered the EU and the Euro their unemployment was just over 3%,now it is at least 14% and getting worse.
Under the so-called "austerity measures" it can only get much worse!As one resonably intelligent economist says these "austerity measures" are not sensible.
What they actually do is stifle national economies but Europe does not care and neither do the MP's who feed off of Europe.All they want is extra tax revenues from the Portugal's and Greece's of the EU.Cut salaries,cut benefits,slash services and at the same time raise taxation massively and force prices sky high.What a brilliant strategy to drag money out of their ecomomies and totally ruin them.
I used to think that economies were living things and could be understood.I now know this is rubbish,economies are manufactured by powerfull people and institutions.When they want all the worlds money for their wars or for intefering in national affairs,they shut the door to money supplies for the ordinary person and for businesses.Everything has to stagnate with no money to create jobs.This time though these powers have created the "Mother of all recessioins",one they cannot control!It is going to be at least a generation before anything changes if ever!As is the way our masters have got greedier and greedier and more and more meddlesome and created a runaway monster.The trouble is they take the view that they can keep dipping into the pockets of the ordinary taxpayers of the world.They no longer care one iota about ordinary men!All I can say is heaven help those following us.They will be born into debt and die passing their debts onto their offspring.All so the masters can have more money for their own pockets and to oil the pockets of the ever growing political classes who insulate them from ordinary taxpayers of the world.I used also to think their must be something we could do about it.Their is not!They have such control politically and militarily that they do not care about anything or anybody.They challenge with get into politics and do something but that is impossible.They control who gets into politics,they control political parties and no individual or individuals who manage to get in,can have any effect whatsoever against the snarling hordes of money guzzling politicians facing them.I learnt after many years of sole searching that thre is nothing that we the public can do to change anything.That does not mean we stop trying though.I will continue to "shout my mouth off".
Portugal Doing it Right
The News discussion by EU MP's was castigating the Greek nation and declaring Greece might have to leave the EU because of its refusal to push its citizens into further poverty.Well I do not know who did the refusing because it was not the Greek Government who spent all week passing new austerity rules.The throw away comment by some idiot was that Portugal was doing it right!
By right he meant they were doing what the Portuguese could not afford to have done to them.These Euro' MP's want locking up for life.They are supporting an evil institution so they can keep claiming their fat salaries and expense accounts.They should be fighting for their own people who are being forced into poverty and downright misery by the EUSDM (european union self-devouring monster).
We know what the EU puppets who are ruling Portugal,have done Right!They have increased taxes on all essentials like fuel,food and utilities,plus increased the VAT on the same goods.They have slashed pensions by around half and cut many more essential services.As I keep saying ,some 50% of the Portuguese are below the minimum wage and living in poverty.That is before all these new Austerity Measures.
How can all these "gits" in the Portuguese Government live with themselves? I tell you how. They have no morals,no sense of decency or fairness.They could not care less what is happening to their vast numbers of now "even poorer" people.They are just mindless morans who care only about feeding their own fat faces.They are not Human Beings in any sense!
News I just found out the "Greedy Bast___ds are even claiming for wear and tear on their clothes.Is there no end to this ever increasing cost to the European taxpayer to keep these "Animals" in their indecent luxury!
Porugal & The Euro
What has joining the euro done for Portugal? I struggle to see one good benefit from the inception to present day.At the inception of course everything and I mean everything went up virtually overnight.For starters when a new currency is introduced somebody sets the exchange rate and every price will get rounded up not down.For a country like Portugal with some 50% living below the minimum wage,this alone is astronomical.Since then the Portuguese along with other nationalities has had inflation which is due soley to the greed of the European Union money guzzleing Machine.This EU monster causes more price rises daily because of the sheer cost of keeping it fuelled and keeping the politicians in favour of something which is like a disease to their nations.These same are kept with ever increasing luxury and bloated wages and even more bloated expense accounts from defaulting and doing what is right for their nations.
Of course now these so called loans are forcing up costs by massive percentages,draining the poor pockets of every worker.The "austerity measures are just brutal and unforgiving ripping ever more out of the wage packets of the poor before they even get paid.So it is a "double whammy" on the poor and middle income earners.Less in the pay packet and frighteningly higher prices across the board.You can be certain that the EUSDM (european union sel-devouring monster)will only ever force prices up and wages down and when they need even more they will raid the savings of the ordinary people.Raid by blatantly stealing from their pension funds and doing dire deals with the bank owners whereby money just disappears overnight and the banks are bust again and the taxpayer will bail them out again and the banks will raise charges to pull more money from the working class.Having successfully pulled this off once you can be sure it will be done again,costing the poor workers more and more in price rises and tax increases.This is the very nature of the out of control monster that is the EUSDM! Heaven help us all!In the business world when a company gets too big and too costly to run,it either has to downsize and become more manageable or go into liquidation.Of course the EUSDM has none of these constraints,it just steals more from the workers,again and again and again and again!News is more misery and debt and poverty to come because these politicians and the actual dictators who run it behind the scenes,will neverr admit their "gravy train" is evil and should be put to sleep.
So lets look specifically at the Euro itself and its value or not to Portugal.
The euro is inherantly a weak currency.It has been since its inception and I believe ,always will be!For Portugal and other nations this means the nations wealth is just pouring out in a never ending stream.Weak currencies act like a sponge sucking the 2lifeblood" from a nations wealth.Ah but1 The politicians all say it makes your exports cheap!Yes it does but they forget the ever increasing costs of the EUSDM meaning that industry and general producers need more for their exports.Not less!This is why so many businesses around Europe are going Bankrupt! You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see if your prices are being forced down and all the goods and utilities you need to run your business are going up,then it will not take long to fail.The weak currency is also meaning anything a nation needs to import is getting more expensive.
You can see from this that the beneficial effects of a weak currency are far out-weighed by the negative effects.Other nations outside the EUSDM with lower costs are out-performing the nation states of Europe,because they are not saddled with the ever upward spiralling costs and the weakness of currency.
So the Euro News for Portugal? Disaster!It has already ruined and drained the wealth out of the nation.It already has little use for Portugal other than to make them repay unjust loans.The repayments of these Mega-Massive loans are even now draining away taxpayers money.Faster than they can pay it!
By hook or by crook,Portugal,get out of the clutches of the EUSDM.It will be hard but dropping to the bottom can be a good thing if handled well.The only way is up!With the Euro the only way is down!Make your own mind up.Give me some Good News to write about.
Politicians Selling Portugal
Thats right Portugal no longer belongs to the Portuguese.The EUSDM (european union self-devouring monster)has borrowed money from the European banks at a nice low rate of interest.They then cook up a story,with the help of Portuguese politicians.That Portugal is multi billions in debt.They so say lend this money to Portugal and charge them a high rate of interest.
The simple fact is that the EUSDM is so skint itself,it is pocketing these so called loans to prop itself up and then reaps in the loan repayments.They want to go round all the poorer countries doing this time and time again.It is such an expensive out of control monster that it just drinks money!It is doing this to survive!How many times can they do this.Rather a lot I suspect, as they do not care one iota about the poor citizens who are having to live in misery to keep this corrupt organisation in the luxury it has become accustomed to.Every day this monster costs more and more to run.That is why they are eyeing up Italy.The thinking being, if a little country like Portugal with a 10 million population can be fooled into believing it owes all this money.Then they can get away with calling Italy trillions in debt.The trouble is this monster organisation is so corrupt and so out of control that even the odd trillion euros will not suffice for long.
What will happen in the near future to the countries like Portugal and Greece who reach a stage where they cannot service these massive loans propping up the EUSDM.They will kick them out like so much old rubbish.
You see none of these politicians who have sold their countries to the EUSDM and that is every single one of them,has the slightest conscience about what they are doing to their own people.They voted their countries into Europe so they could line their own pockets.Anybody with even a modicum of sense,has always known this EUSDM was economically ridiculous.The silly lies they tell about trading together is total nonsense and they know it!It was even proved with the ERM (European exchange rate mechanism)that all these countries could not survive in a one size fits all economy.It was literally proved,and yet they still had to go ahead and drive the EURO NAIL into their countries coffins.(This is all fact by the way.Pure historical fact that you will never here one European politician ever mention.)
What sort of monsters do this to the poor people in their own countries.
From the days of the so called Common Market this whole scheme has been based on lies and corruption and every single one of them knows it! Just so long as the blood money runs into their fat bank accounts,they care not a jot about you and me..
These Bast--s said after the last world war,that next time it would be done economically.By that they meant the subjugation of the entire European continental countries.They meant it and they have done it.
The sad thing is that none of the 'yous' and 'mes'out there care a jot.Apart from a few brave Greeks nobody will listen to a word I say.Fact is very famous people have tried to tell you.Famous people who cared about you and me have tried many times and nobody amongst the masses of YOU really care enough to lift the slightest of fingers.You moan but that is all you will do.So really you all have your selves to blame.
You see I am disabled from a hard working accident and I am permanently in pain but I care enough about the really poor people of Europe to put all this down On the RECORD for all of the ordinary people of Europe!The politicians just laugh about "caring arseho--s like me.They know I am totally wasting my time but at least my conscience says I am trying.Does your conscience ever speak to you?
News for the AlgarveGood old Ryanair!The much maligned airline which overall produces by far the cheapest prices for the Mr Average flyer.They have changed Faro airport on their lists to Faro Huelva!Why have they done this? Well for them they are hoping more passengers on their Faro bound flights.
You see it is a fact that Faro airport is closer to many towns and resorts in South-West Spain,than Seville or Malaga airports.Ryanair want to grab many thousands of passengers who visit South-West Spain but never consider flying to Faro and taking the shorter trip from the Algarve over the bridge which crosses the Guidiana river and into Spain.Obviously it just has never occurred to these flyers that this can be done.Or many may just be sticking to the old routes out of habit.
This is good news for Faro and the airport at least!It means more revenue for the airport.More for car hire companies and more for airport transfer companies.This extra revenue will spill out into the wider Algarve community with extra jobs and expenditure at support businesses.
In time it will also give the hotels and resorts more business.As people start seeing the Algarve as they travel through to Spain,they will be tempted to try future holidays in the Algarve.I can almost guarantee this as the Algarve is a much more attractive country than the harsher Spanish one.
So look out for a boost to the Algarve economy in the next few years! Say Thank You Very Much to Mr Ryanair.What a simple but very clever idea.The simplest ones are always the best.I know it was not his intention to help the Algarve but that simply does not matrter.Be thankfull for his enormous business acumen and the knock on effect!
We love to bring some good News now and again.It gives some relief from the always bad EUSDM (european self-devouring monster)News
03/02/2012Portuguese Economy Death StrugglesThe News is dire indeed! Entering the EU has destroyed the economy of the Algarve and Portugal.The country joined the EU because their politicians wanted it.This is how the EU works.They make certain the benefits for politicians are so good,they cannot say,NO!
It does not matter to them that it was obvious countries like Portugal and Greece could not survive in Europe.They never had big enough economies or industries which could cope with the strict impositions put on all industries and businesses within the EU.The EU politicians,including the Portuguese ones do not care what happens to not only the poor but families on tight budgets.Portugal and the Algarve is full of both and the future for them is more and more poverty as the EU forces costs UP & Up & Up,indefinitely! Countries like the United Kingdom have faced the same thing for 30 years and more.Costs never stop rising once you enter the EUSDM (European Union Self-Devouring Monster).Once you are in its clutches its demands and impositions never stop!I will say that again.Never Stop!
What will become of these countries like Portugal.The truth is nobody knows at all,yet!I can tell you what needs to be done ,is by "hook or by crook" they have to free themselves from this monster which is ripping its throat out!The alternative is ever rising costs,fewer and fewer industries and businesses and ever decreasing wages and rising costs.Misery for ordinary people is assured.Wages will not pay for their living costs and cradle to grave debt will follow.I have said it lower down on this page and I will say again.Slavery was evil but they were housed,clothed and fed.So how much more evil is this modern scourge of Slavery through debt.Working for not enough money to pay your living costs.
Either the EUSDM has to die or our souls will die as we live in debt to the state and become 'Automonons' blindly working at whatever is availabe at the behest of the State.We will owe our very existence to our governments.The more you dwell on this the bigger the shivers become down your spine".
I am so sorry the News is So Bad!I could tell European man what to do to break this monster but sadly they have already become DEAF and will listen to nobody.They want to moan incessantly about the state but will do nothing to help themselves. Latest News "Doom and Gloom". for the ordinary is inevitable whilst the rich and Politicians rub there hands and fill their ever swelling wallets!Get angry change future News.Change the News for your offspring.I would love to write happier News for you all.
30/01/2012 National Debt.Billions,Trillions or Zillions?News is:Portugal and all other EU member countries beware.I have said many times that the amounts of money that countries are supposed to owe are pure fiction.National debts are not realistic!Governments have been cutting back ,reducing costs for the last thirty years and yet we are meant to believe that they have got further and further into debt.It used to be millions,then hundreds of millions,then billions and now they are calling debts of trillions.This after the obscene cuts goverments have made.They try to say it is down to welfare payments!I say "FLIPPIN' RUBBISH".Lets just look at old age payments they have not kept up with inflation since the late seventies that is not fresh News.The real cost to goverments has gone down not up.The same with unemployment.Unemployment figures are low compared to when the major shut down of industries was going on.This is not fresh News either.
Whether you agree or not,how can a country like Portugal with a population around 10 million,so suddenly owe all these billions.There is one simple fact the EU bankers are bust but their leaders are paid millions.Why is that!I can tell you why.They know things and are being paid to keep their mouths shut.Nobody pays millions in bonuses for failure!All the money in Europe is being soaked up and redirected.One country as in history is smugly sitting back watching all the rest,supposedly go bust.When financial evil like this takes place,war has always followed.I hope that war will not be the intention this time but we need to find out why these impossible sums of money are being screwed out of the pockets of EU taxpayers. These trillions of euros/pounds etc of debt just do not add up,the money is going somewhere,somewhere it is not meant to go.The banks in the Eurozone are being lined up to go bust and that means investors everywhere are going to loose their life savings .Believe me the bail out of banks cannot be done again,so this time investors are going to lose out.The bank bailouts were just a way of removing billions of euros/pounds from the economy of the EU before the final indignity of small investors losing billions or trillions of their savings.
Whatever is actually going on is "Unholy",I pray daily that I am wrong in my assumtions because that is what they are.It is for the reader to think about but to come up with any altrenatives they must do a lot of reading and research which I have been doing for twenty and more years."Somethin' is COOKIN'".
Mario Soares Talks War
Senor Soares is talking of the Portuguese military being angry enough to possibly pull Portugal out of the EU.It is great to here that people are starting to get angry about the way the EU treats all contries except Germany.
Lets be honest Germany is the only country profiting from from being in the EU.They have pulled their people out from their holiday homes in Europe by introducing hard taxes.This has partly been responsible for the collapse of the housing market.
Any country that wants to get out of Tthe EU will have to make sure they have very adequate defences.Europe is secretly part of the global system which invades any country which goes its own way.Yugoslavia is the classic example in the European area.Yugoslavia' government refused to do the bidding of the global elite.The Global elite sent hundreds of thousands of ethnic immigrants into Yugoslavia and then put guns into the hands of ethnic groups.When the Yugoslav' government tried to stop the violence they were accused of ethnic cleansing.We all know the final outcome of this civil war in Yugoslavia.The Americans just bombed the country into submission.
Very similar tactics are being used in many Arab countries at the moment.The native governments cannot win.If they put down the violent groups financed by the Global Elite they are accused of killing their own people.The tactics used to bring down governments are very nasty indeed.What was that you said? What Global Elite? You do not believe in a global elite !More fool you,then!This is exactly why they are getting away with whatever they want.
The moral of this is Portugal,Greece and anybody else who might want to get out of the EU,make sure you control your borders very tightly indeed and somehow you have to keep control of your skies!
To those who disagree with what I say.That is fine,we all have to have our own beliefs and opinions.Mine are based on studying very closely both history and what is going on around the world today.Here is a provable fact.Did you never wonder where Germany got the money to build its mighty military force for the second world war.Just twenty years after losing the first world war.Fact,American taxpayers payed for it.Hitler was just a stooge of the Global elite.Don't believe me? Why did Hitler abandon invading Britain.An invasion which almost certainly have been a triumph and instead send his military into certain death and defeat by the Russian Winter and the Russian military.The second time this happened in twenty years.Hitler was not stupid he knew exactly what would happen and so did all his generals.
Another fact is that Pearl Harbour was just a set up to get the American people backing the war.The ships gathered there were just Americas junk.Proof is that America still had its naval might immediately after.They never had time to rebuild its entire fleet if it had really been detroyed at Pearl Harbour.News many will scoff at,I know but the facts and the proof are all there if you bother to study it all as I have done.
23/01/2012 Algarve Portugal and Standard & Poor.
News.What a flaming cheek by Standard & Poor to issue a junk status on Portugal.Have they actually been going around the country taking economic soundings. Not from what Portuguese minister of Finance Vitor Gaspar says.If they have not really done their groundwork at street and business level,they must be basing their figures on statistics issued by the "European Union Ministry for the Department of Guesswork".
Seems they have come up with the answers that their clients the EUSDM (european union self devouring monster)asked them and payed them to come up with!.Having saddled Portugal with a very spurious debt total,based on figures issued by the same "Department of Guesswork".They now want to rubbish Portugal because of the effect the " Straight jacket" they so callously fitted them with,will have on their wellbeing!
The "straight jacket for those not sure what it is.The EUSDM takes money out of European banks at a nice low rate.They then pluck a figure out of "thin air",normally hundreds of billions. (these amounts are pure fiction, if you went through Portugal or Greece' accounts you could not find true figures to match these ridiculous amounts.)They then select a poor and weak nation to hang this so called debt on and ruin their economy by telling them they have to repay these billions, at extortionate interest, by raising taxation and cutting services.The News is that anyone with half a brain can clearly see these "austerity measures" are the "straight jacket" which hogties their economy, reducing the revenues of the country,so they cannot repay these horrendous debts.These are the people who run the EUSDM they could not even see that this would be the outcome of the debt policies.All they want is more and more money to support the ever burgeoning cost of the political monster they have created.
So you ask why do Portugals government allow this to happen? You will find the answer lower down this page.Europe created a political nation where it was impossible for conscience less politicians to say no to them.Every politician is guaranteed to do very nicely from Europe.As long as their palms are being "greased" by the EUSDM they do not care what happens to their own poor citizens.Untill politicians become honest and stop thinking only of themselves,the News to come will always be more misery for ordinary European taxpayers.
21/01/2012 Algarve Golf is Best
How about that then!For some Good News!Well done the Algarve for winning a poll taken in a very prestigious British Golfing Magazine.Best in Europe was the actual winning result.I have written much about golf in the Algarve Region with pages devoted just to the subject.(see them on the navigation bar to your left,under activities heading.)So I can say I am not at all surprised!
Imagine all the high class golf establishments in Spain and other European countries in the vote-off.I know Spain is very well thought of and has many great courses.So for a little Portuguese region to beat them is actually an amazing achievement.The Algarve recorded 32% from 3,276 voters in the "Todays Golfer Travel Awards" poll.
To make this even happier News I can report two further accolades for the Algarve.Another poll found the best golf course in Europe to be the Oceanico 'Old Course' at Vilamoura winning with 31% of the votes cast.That really is an incredible achievement against many fantastic golf courses throughout Europe.
Finally the Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo golf resort in the prestigious Vale do Lobo took first place in Hotel and golf reort with 15% of recoreded votes.
So despite the best efforts of the Portuguese and EU govenments to ruin Portugal,the Algarve and its inhabitants can hold their heads high,knowing their region can take claim to being better in many fields than the rest of there European counterparts.Well done!
News Today 15/01/2012 is Debt
Debt really is in the forefront of everything.Debt is the world economy it is now entirely global.This debt is owed to whom.Is it an individual?Is it one particular country?Is it the New World Order? (You know that organisation that does not exist.The one nobody can talk about for fear of being ridiculed).Or is it the World Bank which at the moment nobody seems to want to talk about? The only thing we know for certain is that apart from China and debatably perhaps Germany ,is everybody is in debt.
Another thing we know is that some organisation,nobody quite sure who,is lending money to us,to our countries.Where does this organisation get its money from? If it is not a nation producing goods and selling them to us,where does it get its money from? Who owns this organisation? The only thing we know is that nobody,no organisation and no one country is jumping up and down saying "Coeee! its me/us, you are in debt to! Why the secrecy? Why not be honest with us? Why not tell us where they/it, get these trillions of dollars/euros/GBP from? How did this unknown entity start making so much money that it became bigger than every nation or bank? This is very strange is it not?Could it possibly be that we,we being the world have given it to them so that they can lend it back to us,with interest added? If so I do not remember my government asking me if this was ok! Do you? Does anybody?
Portugal and the Algarve were tripping along ok,before they joined the EUSDM (european union self devouring monster).Suddenly along with others,notably Greece.Portugal is in so much debt it has been reduced to junk status.Apparently a vote was taken to see if the Portuguese wanted to keep the euro or go back to the old currency.They apparently voted to keep the euro.As with most of these EUSDM mystery votes,nobody can find anybody who was ever asked this question by anybody.They must take these surveys somewhere secret!That is right somewhere where the public will not be able to vote!How about government quarters? After all ask anybody on any street anywhere in Europe. Who benefits from Europe? You will get the same answer.The Politicians and big business!Do not take my word for it!Try it.
We know that the EUSDM gets some of its money through taxation.However the sujects of the EUSDM cannot supply enough money for this monster to survive.Were you like me and ask why Europe wanted to bring in all the poor countries of Europe? Well we have our answer now.They were brought in to supply income other than honest taxation.They were brought in so that they could be declared,billions of euros in debt.The EUSDM then borrows from the banks at advantageous rates and then lends this money at higher rates to the poor countries.Voila! More income for the EUSDM.The worst thing though is that the EUSDM has to make certain these poor countries can pay these astronomical loans.Hence the forcing of "Austerity Measures" on these poor countries.
Here we must remember that Europe is not THE Global Authority.Since all its countries are in debt it follows the EUSDM must be in debt too.Or if it is not then it is needlessly sat on "pots of Euros" whilst its minions wallow in debt and poverty.Let the EUSDM answer which case is the correct one.Could it just be that all the debts are manufactured because people in debt and overworked do not have the time or the inclination to protest? Is it really about "Control"? The News today is that you and your country are in massive debt! Apparently!The only thing that is certain worldwide,is that our politicians will remain better off and will work in ever greater luxury!The money is there for them because they are the ones who have the power to vote whether we are in the EUSDM or not!Doe it fill you with confidence for your lifetime or your childrens lifetimes.Scroll down to read the News of past days
News 11/01/2012 Top Marks For Algarve
According to the American Times the Algarve is going to be the top destination for 2012 holidaymakers.The mild climate year round makes the Algarve so desirable for travelers seeking sunshine.
The American paper says the Algarve is noted worldwide for its beaches,climate,food,safety and quite reasonable rates.
Quote from the NewYork Times describes the Algarve "as a “sun-drenched region” which attracts a wider crowd as it recycles itself with a crop of new or renovated luxury hotels emphasizing style, authenticity and eco-friendliness.”.
Further to this they say tourism plays a vital role for the Algarve economy,which makes it the most popular Portuguese destination and one of the most popular in Europe.The paper reckons that the Algarve attracts 7 million foreign tourists per year and a further 3 million from other regions of Portugal.
Further they say that figures show the Algarve as the third richest region in Portugal,having a GDP per capita of 86% of the European average.
Their atricle states, "Many expatriates from England, Holland, Germany and the United States have chosen Algarve to live or retire where they enjoy a higher quality of life. British expatriates, followed by German, Dutch and Scandinavians, are among the largest groups settling in the sunny region of Algarve".Much of this from an American paper paints a good picture of the Algarve from the viewpoint of the other side of the Atlantic.It all sounds much better than the realities we see in the region.Just goes to show how a few facts and figures can make things sound a lot better than they actually are for the man on the street!
Tax is the News Today! So So Sorry!
Oh dear!Lots more gloom today as we find out what the EUSDM (European Self Devouring Monster) austerity measures are going to do to poor peoples pockets in 2012.
It is bad! Very bad!Every politician supporting the EU for their own greedy reasons need to hang their heads in shame at what their support of this evil dictatorship is doing to the average European citizen..
Virtually everything is going to go up and in the Algarve and Portugal and virtually all EU member countries this will mean real pain and lots more debt, "debt just to live".There is no other word to describe this other than "Evil".
Nothing is going to escape the "Swingeing tax rises",gas,electric and water go up and we all know who this hurts most.The poor and the old and the disabled,it crucifies.To the rich it is just a trifling pest to moan about.New taxes on eating out raising the IVA or VAT to 23% is going to destroy hard pressed "small business eateries".Most say they are going to have to absorb this cost,they just cannot pass it on to their customers.
The price of basic eating at home will soar as well.Bottled water will rise up to 13%.Most foodstuff will rise from 13-23%.This is what EUSDM austerity measures means to the poor countries of Europe.
The only people who gain from all this abomination? Politicians and big business.As more and more small and middle size businesses go "bust or fold" the bigger the "slice of cake" gets for big business.
Under the EUSDM the future News holds just more and more misery for the poor of Europe because this political monster needs ever increasing amounts to feed itself and its lackeys.
I truly believe their aim is to have everybody in debt from cradle to grave with their debts of course,passed on to their children.As I keep saying,slaves were fed,clothed and housed and owed nothing.This "debt to live" is "pure unadulterated evil"
Hi today we are going to report something nice and happy!Yes you read that right!I know,very unusual!Who could possibly be responsible for such a rarity?We talk a lot about the EUSDM (european union self-devouring monster).Could it be from them? Certainly not!How could you accuse them of bringing happiness to to their subjects?
Well how about the Portuguese Government?Sorry same answer!Ok I will come clean.The people responsible for good News Today.You the Algarve Residents!
It seems that in these dire times when most of you have severe financial worries you have given a record amount to worthy causes in 2011 compared to any other year.
Good for you,it fills me with joy that people are so caring about the plight of others.Even when you could be forgiven for for hanging on to your hard earned money you have thought first, about others in a worse situation than yourselves.
I really salute you all!
You have managed this generosity despite the best intentions of the EUSDM!They have made certain that those of you in employment are watching those dole que numbers with great trepidation.They have made sure that small businesses are either Bankrupt,going Bankrupt or in ever increasing debt.For the British living in the Algarve and others from other countries, that your pensions etc will buy less and less.The EUSDM HAS DONE ITS JOB WELL!Despite this you have helped the less fortunate in "Record Amounts!You people and you know who you are!Well done you deserve so much better from your "Political Masters".The same masters who whilst for ever enriching their own pockets,shamelessly support a regime which increases misery and poverty for the ordinary European Resident.
04/01/2012 Consumer misery News
A report today tells how many popular winter hotels in the Algarve had to close down over the New Year as people stayed at home.The vast majority of these winter consumers would have been British and the last drop of blood has been rung out of their "available cash wallets".Not only are the "Brits suffering another round of job and wage cuts,plus tax rises (back door taxation) but their non membership of the Euro is being used to ring even more money out of those who travel to Europe.How did such a blatantly weak currency as the Euro rise from 2 euros to the GBP to a staggering virtual parity.This more than anything else has brought about the death of the winter tourist phenomenon.Places like the Algarve have suffered very badly.
This false position between the Euro and the GBP is so obviously false that on the BBC news they have stopped showing the exchange rate between the Euro and the Dollar.Comparisons of the three show how blatant this manipulation of exchange rates has become.
So to those countries which had been so reliant on British spending habits.Please do not blame the "Brits" blame the conspiracy between the British government and the European Union in propping up such a "sick currency" as the euro at the expense of consumer trade between Britain and other European countries.The Brits have no spare cash, many families and individuals can no longer earn enough to cover their living costs.I repeat what I said a few days back (lower down the page).Slavery was abominable but at least they were fed,clothed and housed and had no debt.The worst thing about debt in a society which does not allow people to earn enough to live on.Is that this debt will be passed on to dependants. (how ironic is that word dependants in this context).Dependants who also have to find ever spiralling burial costs.
So we go back once again to what is causing all this hardship,misery and poverty.The EUSDM (european union self devouring monster)is responsible for this downright dishonesty and blatant detachment of our politicians from the plight of the common people.The rest of Europe should remember,what happens in Britain eventually gets repeated on them.The Brits have been suffering "austerity cuts" for more than 30 years."British blood" is no longer enough for the "Evil EUSDM",it is so greedy that other countries are now being targeted.Rather than doing it to Germany and France etc the EUSDM brought poor countries like Portugal into the Union so that they could force them into dubious debts then force them into taking exorbitant loans, the repayments of which add to the increasingly "ravenous coffers" of the EUSDM.
News on property Prices 31/12/2011
Property prices in Portugal and the Algarve and indeed throughout most of Western Europe,remain too high.House prices bear no relevance to current wages and employment hopes.I check property prices regularly and it just amazes me what is still being asked for apartments.News is it is no wonder sales are slow to non-existant.
I think the European Union is putting pressure on estate agents to keep prices inflated.Why would they do this? I think the main reason is the EU is taking most of the Banks money at beneficial interest rates to lend this money to the so-called debt ridden countries.These countries then have to repay this money at higher interest rates.To do this they need to stop the Banks lending to Property buyers and keeping said properties at silly levels achieves this goal.
You only have to find out how much deposit is being asked for by the Banks and most individuals and couples cannot raise these sums.Even if they did somehow manage the deposit the repayments on these highly inflated sums to pay on a mortgage are frightening.
So perhaps you can now see how the EU is again forcing poverty and hardship to ordinary people.Rather than getting a mortgage on a sensibly priced property,homeseekers either have to pay ridiculous amounts of rent or live with parents.This so the EU can borrow all the money normally available to homeowners.The EU is then making vast profits on this money lent to so-called debt ridden countries.Those countries were ok before they entered the EU and the Euro.Now dictators are being placed in charge of these countries and low and behold they are suddenly in huge debt and needing to borrow stupid amounts of money.Again the European Union Self Devouring Monster is making the ordinary person suffer so it can keep stuffing its bloated body with ever increasing amounts of money.
Do not forget that the ordinary person also has to suffer higher taxation and loss of vital services in so-called austerity measures,so these huge loans can be repaid.It is pure evil and the end of this self devouring monster cannot come soon enough.Of course the politicians are clinging to their inflated wages and gross expense acccounts and tell you The EU is for the good of everybody.Liars it is only good for them and they know it and should be ashamed!More News coming soon.
30/12/2011 News Topic. European Road Tolls
We have the mayor of the Algarve pompously announcing that road tolls are inevitable.The only reason they are even here is because financially the European Union Self-Devouring Monster is in ever need of "MORE".
You see the only reason the EUSDM EXISTS is because at the start it was made so that greedy politicians could make so much money out of it and the number of political careers went through the roof.Every single politician should be completely ashamed for their support of an EU that achieves nothing other than to make the ordinary person poorer by the day.When they argue it is the trade benfit from Europe, they know full well that it is total nonsense.News is any country pulling out of the Euro and EU would be able to undercut any EU member state and steal worldwide trade from them.You only have to look at the admitted cost per day of a country being in the EU.I say admitted costs because the real costs to a country will actually be at least five times any admitted costs and probably ten times as much.
This is exactly why the EU wants to impose road tolls everywhere,they see it as a continuous revenue raiser and one that can be increased yearly.This is the real EUSDM News.Of course politicians do not even see costs like these,their travel costs are all covered by expenses.They truly are a priveledged class who care nothing about the plight of the ordinary person.
The situation because of the EU for the ordinary person is now "terminal".People are working to keep the EUSDM gorging its "greedy never satisfied face".The "Goose that laid the Golden Egg" is nothing when compared to the EUSDM (european union self-devouring monster)
29/12/2011Portuguese Pensions will halve in next 20 years
toays News Topic.
Another disgrace which is directly due to Portugal joining the European Union.For decades previously to joining the EU pensions in Portugal maintained certain values.Since joining the EU pensions have probably not risen much.The cost of everything went up just through joining the Euro,that is inevitable.So the buying powers of pensions fell.Inflation due mostly to the EU membership has eaten further into those pensions buying power.
Then we can add on massive price increases due directly to the so-called "austerity measures" and those pensions must be very badly eroded.
Now they are going to let their pensions drop further to probably half of their current value.The Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho smugly announces people will have to set up private pensions.Get real Senor I have News, do you have any concept of the wages of the bottom 60% of your countrymen.With prices rising daily because of the self-devouring monster that is the European Union,those wages are going to buy less and less.Europe is going to push Portuguese pensioners into abject poverty or even worse they will never be able to retire.Work to your grave and not earn enough to "make ends meet" is what awaits the general Portuguese employee.This is Worse Than Slavery.Slaves at least got fed clothed and housed.The fate of the Portuguese looks set to be far worse.
Politicians you need to be ashamed you should be doing everything to stop this "European Union Monster".Stop lining your own pockets and lieing to yourself that The EU is beneficial.It is beneficial to nobody except politicians and big business.Everybody else faces misery and debt.
The European Union is Evil and it and the Euro needs to be stopped in "the name of all that is holy".I pray daily for its demise.
ROAD TOLLS AGAIN.EUROPE.GO....AWAY.Save us all from bankruptcy!
WHAT'S HAPPENING.News! )
Sorry nothing yesterday.My condition was too bad.Literally unable to get head off pillow let alone get up.
So what News Topic have we got today?Well there has been much violence and some pot shots being taken at equipment over these new road tolls.The Portuguese police have been out in force to try and settle things down a bit.They think the violent attacks (not at people) are being carried out by one group of people.The same thing happened in the UK with the advent of speed cameras.Most are shut down now.Not because of their unpopularity but I reckon because people were getting too "savvy" about them and revenue was dropping badly.I think the same fate may be awaiting road tolls in Portugal.You cannot "Get blood from stones".
News!Politicians the message from the majority is "Stop thinking about yourselves and thinking for the people of your own countries and constituencies.Listen to your conscience and cut the party- line"Only scrupulous individual honesty will start to mend things both at home and internationally.
People are not in any position to take all these so called austerity measures.News!Europe is no good for them.It is only good for you Politicians and your rich mates and big industries.Everybody else gets poorer and poorer.This self-devouring monster will just keep wanting More and More.Stop it NOW!More News,both Good and bad News to come.
26/12/20011One of the biggest stories currently is about the tolls on the A22 which is just forcing more traffic onto the n125,which is considered very dangerous.Indeed it has been known for some years as the "road of death".
What on earth was the sense of causing this to happen in a country with so many poor people as the Algarve and Portugal in general, have.It is of course directly or indirectly a European tax.Countries like Greece and Portugal and even Italy should never have been forced by their politicians into joining the "self-devouring (financially)Monster" that is the EU.The people of these countries did not want it!You speak to any normal person on the streets and the vast majority tell you "the politicians are the only ones benefitting from the EU".I have to agree! Anybody on a normal income is paying extra to be in a Euoropean Union they do not want.There is a name for forcing through membership to a union that is not wanted by the people,where virtually everything is to the detriment of the common people.It is Dictatorship!How long is it since any government ruled for the people.They pretend it is globally necessary and beneficial! It is not! When has any country been in a bigger financial mess than today! Answer? Never! Because of these EU and Global policies all the money in the world is more unfairly distributed than at any time in modern history.
Politicians instead of doing what is morally right for their people are vainly clinging to the jobs and fat salaries and bloated expense accounts,which were what made them vote for the EU and global policies in the first place.
Will we ever see a return to normal government for the BENEFIT of the common people.Sadly I am afraid it is very unlikely!They have it all "sewn up" so well.By the time any of us have managed to work out exactly what they are up to,it is already too late.The damage has been done and they are already working out the next stages of Global Policy and they have the cleverest and most devious minds working on their behalf..Most of it is about controlism.They work on the principle that miserable and overworked people do not talk much and have no time to protest or indeed stick together.
More News to come.
News to stunning Algarve apartment